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Just ‘published’

Just in time for bubs #2’s arrival (June-ish), another stitchin’ project finally finished. These take me way too long to get around to finishing but I’m no less pleased when they are.

(I got the pattern for this rag book from Lazy May.)

 

 

Itch to stitch

I’ve never been a crafty person. Well sure, like everyone, I have the odd moments of cunning and skill but that’s not what I mean.

I’m talking potpourri sachets, folk art, doilies and the like…just never been my bag.

My mum is a great sewer and while I’ve inherited her love for beautiful fabric and appreciation of a well-made garment, I never enjoyed any attempts at sewing. Same with knitting.

Anyhoo, last year I felt like trying to turn my hand to something and remembered a little embroidery kit ┬ásomeone gave me as a birthday present when I was little, can’t remember what it was. What I could remember is that I really liked doing it so thought I’d give it a try.

I bought a kit to see if I did like it and was shocked by how much I did. So, onwards and upwards, I recently completed my first ‘project’, a cot blanket for my son. Can’t tell you how satisfying it was the first night I tucked him in with it.

It’s so relaxing. Who’d have thunk it? I love to stitch. Now I just need to convert my similarly non-crafty friends so we can sit around together for some ‘stitch and bitch’ sessions.

Homegrown

On my “There’s nothing more satisfying than…” list is having flowers from your own garden in your home. Spring may have sprung in the garden, but Melbourne’s weather is lagging behind.

Spring jonquils...can't beat that smell

Empty San Pellegrino mineral water bottles make great vases

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